Laurentian president urges Senate, other parties to work together

March 22, 2021

Laurentian University president Robert Haché has urged all parties involved in mediation to “come together as a community and find a solution that moves us forward,” and has emphasized that if Laurentian’s restructuring plans are not approved, Laurentian will cease to function on April 30. Elliot Lake Today explained that some Laurentian Senate members have been displeased with the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act’s tight timeline and have attempted to make a motion that would allow more time for discussion of the proposals. “If we are not successful in mediation with all the different parties, including the Senate, if the recommendation to the Senate is turned down, the university will cease to function as of April 30,” said Haché. “There’s nobody out there with a big cheque for us.” Elliot Lake Today (ON)